The beginning of a relationship is never boring. You're either excited to see the person, or anxiety-ridden because they've taken too long to text back. But once you're actually in a happy, stable relationship, it's pretty common to start doing some stupid things for fear of losing it. Like these.
Do you feel like you're always hitting the 3-date or 3-month mark and (boom!) your relationship crashes and burns? Are you scratching your head as to why this keeps happening? Sex On The Third Date: Yes Or No? In this video, Relationship Coach and YourTango expert LiYana Silver explains why you may be encountering this problem over and over again.
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" I remember this song from my childhood. It was what parents often said to their child(ren) when they came home crying or upset about something another child said to them or about them. We were made to believe that words don't hurt. As an adult, I completely disagree with this. Words do hurt! It's often the words from loved ones that hurt the most.
If you’re a person who naturally feels guilt for spitting gum out onto the sidewalk, then hiding even the smallest of secrets from your guy is nearly impossible. However, if there is one thing you should try and avoid sharing, it’s your loves from the past. Of course you’ll have the conversation about what went wrong in a past relationship or what the personality of a previous love interest was like… and so on.
If you're not in a semi-happy marriage yourself, chances are you've seen one or know one intimately because the term describes a large number of marriages today. Semi-happy couples should be happy—on paper. If only they could live their marriages on paper instead of in real life! The semi-happy marriage is not bad enough to leave, but not good enough to fulfill. I conducted a survey for my book, Marriage Confidential, and found that 30 percent agreed that "most marriages I see around me aren't really happy or unhappy." 40 percent agreed, "most marriages that I see aren't really that happy."
Believe what you hear, divorce is hard. Actually, that's an understatement. Divorce is devastating. Other than perhaps the death of a family member, the severing of what was expected to be a lifelong union is about as emotionally crippling as any life as experience an individual will ever survive. I speak from experience. Multiply that agony by ten if there are children involved. Even when the divorce is amicable, as mine was over a decade ago, the massive weight of the realization that the world you had built with your soon-to-be-ex and the end of your journey with a person who at some point was the closest person in the world to you is downright smothering. It's an awful, soul-crushing rollercoaster and every time someone sarcastically remarks how easy it is for people to get divorced or how so-and-so "just left their marriage," my head feels like it's about to explode. If you honestly believe that, you've never been through a divorce.
When you picture Bravo's "Real" Housewives, you likely think of expensive clothes, lavish and over-the-top parties, and a seemingly endless supply of financial backing from their hard-working husbands. But you also picture drama: Not just conflicts between the ladies, but marital issues as well.
If you’re in a serious relationship with a man, chances are you’ve nagged him about taking out the trash, throwing away his junk mail, making a dentist appointment or exercising. The list goes on and on with the same conclusion: Most men procrastinate. And they are even less likely to accomplish a task with a woman over their shoulder complaining. Although it may be tempting to fly into a rage next time you trip over your man’s wet towel, it’s best to keep your cool. Here are some ways to avoid acting like his mother.
Competing with a BlackBerry for your guy's attention? Here's how to win.
We all have our own “weird” factor. For some it’s an obsession with how well they look, for others it’s anxiety about financial security. There are as many “weird” factors as there are people. It’s the way we deal with our anxieties and woundedness. It’s about our genetic code and upbringing. It’s those quirky behaviors and beliefs that are well ingrained, though most likely out of date. In other words, we all have our issues—those neurotic tendencies that show up in our own unique ways.
A relationship without basic trust has no security. Without trust there's no way to predict another person's behaviors, which can make us consumed with anxiety. Since we can't stand anxiety, we resort to blame. And blame kills relationships.
Letting your guy tell you what to wear can toe a fine line between cute ("I want to look nice for him!") and creepy.
This is a conversation that I have with men all over the world. It doesn’t matter what age they are the questions are the same. • How do we know when a woman is interested? • Why are men & women so different? • What should men know about women? • What is she thinking? How Do You Know When A Woman Is Interested?
The good news keeps rolling in for those concerned about infidelity. We recently reported that the rate of divorce due to cheating has decreased, which is great news for those who have tied the knot. Now we've got great news for an even broader spectrum of lovers—overall, all couples are being more monogamous than they were in the 70s.
Without a doubt, any relationship has its’ ups and downs. Couples who are in it for the long-term are committed to sticking things out through thick and thin. They come up with new ways to get through challenges together, but overcoming difficulties becomes increasingly difficult when one partner feels alone in the relationship.